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Vandals strike Jewish cemetery in University City

Vandals strike Jewish cemetery in University City Over 100 headstones were reportedly damaged , and police have said it's not clear yet whether this was a hate crime. Police were notified about the vandalism Monday morning, and investigators are working to look at surveillance videos . [Full Article...]

Austria arrests Ukrainian tycoon Firtash

Austria arrests Ukrainian tycoon Firtash In 2008 he and Paul Manafort, the political consultant who briefly served as chair of Mr Trump's electoral campaign, were partners in an $895 million deal to buy and redevelop a Manhattan hotel. "(The ruling) means simply that it's up to another country to decide whether he's guilty or not", judge Leo Levnaic-Iwanski said. Firtash, one of Ukraine's richest men and a one-time ally of ousted pre... [Full Article...]

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial expands global footprint with South Korea investment

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial expands global footprint with South Korea investment Alipay is used for e-commerce at Alibaba's online venues and in a large number of mobile applications. Alibaba's financial services affiliate Ant Financial is aggressively pushing to expand its presence across the globe. These are all areas where Ant Financial is already well entrenched and experienced in China, so the alliance makes plenty of strategic sense for both parties. [Full Article...]

Britain's Brexit bill to be 'very hefty', EU's Juncker

Britain's Brexit bill to be 'very hefty', EU's Juncker The British will have to honour their commitments, so this will be a stiff price to pay. Using the French slang word "salty", meaning hefty or pricey, he added: "Therefore the bill will be - to use a rather vulgar term - very salty". Just in time for the British House of Lords to begin wrapping up its first day of debate over a bill initiating the U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union, more ... [Full Article...]

1.4 million children could die this year from starvation in four countries

1.4 million children could die this year from starvation in four countries CAFOD and Trócaire started working in together in South Sudan, as CAFOD and Trócaire in Partnership on 1 April 2015. "The problem in South Sudan is that it's a very weak government, and you have tens of thousands of young men that know little else except how to fight and how to wage war". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Nam's death: Body has no puncture wounds

Kim Jong Nam's death: Body has no puncture wounds Police Deputy Inspector General Noor Rashid Ibrahim said on Sunday that Malaysia would give family members two weeks to claim the body. Closed circuit television footage released Monday appears to show the moment that Kim Jong Nam was attacked and the events leading up to his death. [Full Article...]

Vail Resorts to purchase Vermont ski area

Vail Resorts to purchase Vermont ski area But AIG will retain ownership of much of the Spruce Peak base area including the 300-room Stowe Mountain Lodge as well as future development rights. The transaction is subject to a normal review process in Vermont. Vail will add Stowe to the EPIC pass for the upcoming season. The business includes AIG Affordable Housing (representing over 102,000 multi-family units across the United States),... [Full Article...]

"Not My Presidents Day:" Protests across the country, including here in Milwaukee

There were about 50 people at the "Rally for President Trump", where people made signs, waved American flags and wore "Make America Great Again" hats. "I am here to stand up for what's right, to stand up against what's wrong", one protester, Miriam Bowden, said. A man stands in front of Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., with a powerful message against President Trump on Presidents' Day... [Full Article...]

Liberation of Mosul imminent: Iraqi forces

Liberation of Mosul imminent: Iraqi forces The coalition has conducted more than 10,000 air strikes on Isil targets in Iraq and trained and equipped more than 70,000 Iraqi troops, the general's statement said. Iraqi forces launched an assault on the Western half of Mosul on Sunday, marking an intensification of the battle to reclaim the city from the ISIS militants who seized it in 2014. [Full Article...]

Secret Service probes object thrown at Trump motorcade

Secret Service probes object thrown at Trump motorcade Trump filed Federal Election Committee paperwork on January 20 - his Inauguration Day - setting up a 2020 campaign, though Trump said he was not formally announcing a re-election bid. The juvenile also implicated four additional students that were involved for a total of five. Trump also took to Twitter to explain a comment he made about violence in Sweden at a Saturday rally. [Full Article...]

At least 14 killed, dozens injured in Philippines bus crash

At least 14 killed, dozens injured in Philippines bus crash Senior Supt. Randy Peralta, director of the Rizal Provincial Police Office, said the strong impact wrecked the vehicle and instantly killed 10 passengers. Nearly 40 others were injured, said Bong Bati, the civil defence officer at Tanay. One of the students told the police that they were heading to the camping site in Tanay town when he noticed a foul smell that seemed like a burning tire. [Full Article...]

Rare appearance from May as Lords begin Brexit debate

Rare appearance from May as Lords begin Brexit debate The legislation, which will pave the way for the PM to trigger Article 50 to formally begin Brexit, was passed unamended by a majority of 372 MPs. There are now 191 peers down to speak in the debate, which will last two days. It would be irresponsible to, and merely ask them to return two years later with a deal. Lord (Michael) Cashman, a longtime campaigner on LGBT issues, pledged to vote aga... [Full Article...]

Time has come for Australia to recognize Palestine - Kevin Rudd

The first of these two conditions would permanently disenfranchise Palestinians in Israel. Michael Koplow, a Middle East analyst at the Israel Policy Forum, told Business Insider that the US's alliance with Israel owes to two key factors - intelligence sharing and ideological unity. [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces capture last villages before Mosul airport

The government forces are expected to target the city's airport first during this new phase. The troops killed many IS militants and destroyed two of their booby-trapped vehicles, a shovel truck and a vehicle carrying extremist militants, the statement said, adding that the troops have seized a total of 63 square kilometers in west of Mosul during the day. [Full Article...]

Trump's defense chief, unlike boss, says has no issues with media

Trump's defense chief, unlike boss, says has no issues with media On Friday Trump tweeted that the media is the "enemy of the American people" which sparked the media to talk to Trump's administration and get their opinion. "There's been a debate about when to take the president seriously", CBS' John Dickerson said in a "Face the Nation" interview with Priebus Saturday. [Full Article...]

Adama Barrow Osinbajo, Sirleaf, Akufo-Addo attend The Gambia's president inauguration

Adama Barrow Osinbajo, Sirleaf, Akufo-Addo attend The Gambia's president inauguration Leaders of several African nations were in attendance for Barrow's official inauguration, including the president of Senegal, Macky Sall, who helped negotiate an end to the standoff with Jammeh. The worldwide community has quickly warmed to Mr Barrow's approach, with the European Union recently announcing an 80 million dollar (£64 million) package of support after breaking off assistance amid tens... [Full Article...]

Former Wallabies star Dan Vickerman is dead at 37

Former Wallabies star Dan Vickerman is dead at 37 Tributes came from all corners, with a tweet from the New Zealand team's account reading: "The #AllBlacks join the rugby family in mourning the passing of former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman ". Jones added: "On behalf of the RFU and myself, I would like to send my condolences to Dan Vickerman's family, Sarah and the two kids". "We all have huge admiration for the guy that he was", Waugh sai... [Full Article...]

Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death Kim Jong-nam died in Kuala Lumpur this week after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with what was thought to be a fast-acting poison. " We believe the North Korean regime is behind this incident considering five suspects are North Koreans ", Seoul's unification ministry spokesman said in a statement Sunday . [Full Article...]

John McCain warns "suppressing free speech" is how dictators "get started"

John McCain warns McCain, who ran as the Republican nominee against Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, said that a free press was vital to a well-functioning democracy even if their stories challenged those in power. McCain has always been one of Trump's loudest critics. McCain isn't having any of it. McCain told NBC's Chuck todd , "A fundamental part of that new world order was a free press". [Full Article...]

Somalia: Deadly vehicle bomb rocks Mogadishu market

Somalia: Deadly vehicle bomb rocks Mogadishu market The auto blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say. Numerous dead were carried away by their relatives soon after the blast, Captain Mohamed Hussein said. Al-Shabaab militants were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011, but its fighters continue to control rural areas. And jitters over security meant MPs gathering to elect Farmajo last week had to meet in Mogadishu's heavily ... [Full Article...]


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